David Windham

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The sinful nature creates a barrier between us and God. The only way to overcome this barrier is to deal with our sinful nature. Jesus Christ, having no sinful nature, never committed any sins.

Jesus Christ purchased our redemption with His spiritual death, separation from God, on the cross. This is symbolized by the blood of Christ shed for us. “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

Jesus Christ never committed any sins against God. Jesus Christ never opposed God. Yet, Jesus was sentenced to die in the most excruciating manner, reserved only for those persons the Romans considered to be the most deplorable criminals.

Remember, the punishment for sin is spiritual death, separation from God. Jesus Christ died two deaths on the cross. First, He experienced separation from God. Then, once that was accomplished, He died physically.

God had nothing to do with the humanity of Christ as He was judged for the sins of the entire world; past, present, and future. “About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ (which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’).” (Matthew 27:46). Then, when our debt had been paid in full, Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

Christ died spiritually and experienced complete separation from God. God’s justice was satisfied, perfectly, once and for all. Fellowship was then restored between God and the humanity of Christ. Unlimited atonement is available for all who believe in Christ.

The job finished; Christ was ready to die physically. “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When He had said this, He breathed His last (gave up His own life).” (Luke 23:46).

At the moment any individual personally receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, that person enters into a personal relationship with God and eternal life. This person need never worry about being spiritually dead; separated from God. The believer enjoys a relationship with God that lasts forever.